Tag Archive: Phone


Resist the urge to go swimming with your water-resistant Android phone

Not unless you like living on the edge, anyway.

Every so often, we have to be reminded of a harsh reality — phones just shouldn’t be used in water, even if they’re built to. The advent of water-resistant smartphones has paved the way for swimming with your phone and potentially dropping it in the pool without having to be immediately stressed out about an insurance claim. Yay!

Or not. Although companies are increasingly making smartphones with IP68  [Read More…]

The KEY 2 LE is the new more affordable phone from BlackBerry

Calling all fans of BlackBerry and their hardware keyboard who would like to save some money. Today TCL and BlackBerry announced the new more affordable midrange KEY 2 LE at IFA 2018. The new KEY 2 LE includes all the modern style of the recent KEY 2 including the hardware keyboard except for a few caveats.

For starters, the KEY 2 LE is made out of a cheaper polycarbonate body and the keyboard lacks touch gestures. The good news is  [Read More…]

Olloclip’s new Multi-Device Clip lets Android users take professional pictures with their phone

Not so long ago it was a given you’d take your camera on vacation. But in 2018 your smartphone may well be the best camera you’ve owned. And even if you don’t have a high-end smartphone like the Galaxy Note 9, there are still things you can do to make sure you take excellent mobile snaps.

For example, you could invest in some mobile photography accessories. Speaking of which, Olloclip just unveiled one recently and you might find it of  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Alcatel’s second Android Go phone costs only $79.99

At MWC 2018 back in February, Alcatel announced it will be joining Google’s Android Go program with a device of its own. The phone called Alcatel 1X landed on the US market a few months afterwards with a $ 99 price tag attached to it.

And now Alcatel has unleashed a second Android Go smartphone, that’s even more budget than the previous. It’s called the Alcatel 1 and it’s currently available for purchase for $ 79.99 on Amazon.

In case  [Read More…]

Printing from an Android phone no longer sucks thanks to Mopria

When it comes to using phones instead of computers, things are fairly seamless. What’s more, we live in a digital age where we don’t print things out all that often. Getting a physical copy of an email, movie ticket, or school paper is virtually a thing of the past.

This hardly means we can toss the printer out the window. There are still going to be times where it’s those vital times to have something printed. In the era of  [Read More…]

How to set up and use Windows 10’s Your Phone app with Android

Your Phone for Windows 10 is currently in testing, so here’s how to set it up.

Want to try out the new Your Phone app on Windows 10? We’ve got you covered with a quick how-to showcasing all the steps you need to take to get things set up and ready to go.

How to use the Windows 10 Your Phone app

Right now, the Your Phone app only works on Android, and it allows you  [Read More…]

There’s no reason to not get the Essential Phone at just $224

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better phone deal than this.

Despite launching with a seriously bad camera, buggy software, and janky performance, the Essential Phone has still remained in the headlines over a year after its release — and for good reason.

For one thing, Essential’s been straight-up killing it when it comes to software updates. Not only has the company issued a heap of camera and performance improvements, but it also kicked out the full  [Read More…]

Deal: Essential Phone at its lowest price ever on Amazon

The Essential Phone didn’t turn out to be the breakout hit that creator Andy Rubin hoped for. Instead, it has seen complaints about the camera since day one and seen continuous price drops.

The latest sees it drop down to $ 224 on Amazon, the cheapest price it has ever been. Even cheaper than the Prime Day deal of $ 250 or the deal for $ 240 over the weekend, which was already a steal for this phone.

The Essential  [Read More…]